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Top News – Monday, February 18, 2019
Monday, February 18, 2019   

49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 - Grand Prix, Act 2 - Vilamoura POR - Final results

 49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 - Grand Prix, Act 2 - Vilamoura POR - Final results The Portugal Grand Prix in Vilamoura POR for Olympic High-Performance Classes was concluded yesterday again in fresh winds.
Diego Botin/Iago Lopez ESP finished first in the 49ers 5 points ahead of James Peters/Fynn Sterritt GBR. Justus Schmidt/Max Böhme GER followed on the 3rd place.
In the 49ersFX, Annemiek Bekkering/Anette Duetz NED are the winners ahead of Ida Baad-Nielsen/Marie Thusgaard DEN and Charlotte Dobson/Saskia Tidey GBR.
The leaders in the Nacra-17, Quentin Delapierre/Manon Audinet FRA, did not compete in yesterday's regattas, and Ben Saxton/Nicola Boniface GBR moved up on rank 1. Paul Kohlhoff/Alicia Stuhlemmer GER and Rupert White/Kirstie Urwin GBR followed on the ranks 2 and 3.
All ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Monday, February 18, 2019   

Various One-Design Classes - 2019 NOOD Regatta Act 1 - St. Petersburg FL. USA

The intial of six 2019 events of the 31st Edition of the traditional USA NOOD Regattas began last Friday in St. Petersburg FL. with 175 participants in 15 different classes. Up to seven races were completed until yesterday. Racing will continue today Sunday for the last regattas.
Here the interim results, the St. Petersburg event website with photos and videos, the NOOD Series website and the event facebook page
Monday, February 18, 2019   

Optimist - International Trophy - Palamos ESP - Final results, with USA, BER and MEX participants

The Palamos Optimist International Trophy was concluded yesterday with another three races.
Martin Atilla LAT was defeated for the first time, but with the big advantage from the qualification races, he defended the first position by a small margin. Maayan Shemesh ISR, the best girl, advanced on rank 2 at equal points with the winner. Sebastian Kempe BER followed on the 3rd position. With Leon Jost GER on rank 6, Caspar Ilgenstein GER as9th and Carl Krause GER as 10th, Germany won the Nations Cup.
The best of the large USA Team was Audrey Foley USA on rank 89, the best Mexican Alexandro Riquelme Beckmann MEX.
The results and the daily news.
Monday, February 18, 2019   

Flying Dutchman - World Championship 2019 - Nelson NZL - Day 3

 Flying Dutchman - World Championship 2019 - Nelson NZL - Day 3 The two races of today at the FD Worlds in New Zealand have already been completed this morning UTC in a good 15 to 18 kn breeze. Leaders after 6 races held are the favorites Majitheny/Domokos HUN 5 points ahead of Lüdtke/Schäfers GER. Kramer/Geelkerken NED follow on rank 3. 41 teams from 10 nations and 3 continents participate.
The results.
Monday, February 18, 2019   

Ice-Sailing - DN Gold Cup - Indian Lake OH, USA - Day 1

 Ice-Sailing - DN Gold Cup - Indian Lake OH, USA - Day 1 The DN Icesailing Gold-Cup began yesterday in Ohio with two races, and again, the Polish pilots dominated inspite of the fact, that they started with loaned equipment, as their sleds did not arrive on time.
Michal Burczynski POL leads 6 points ahead of Jarek Radzki POL. Holger Petzke GER is 3rd, Ron Sherry USA folllows on 4th. Anja Fiedler GER, rank 16, is the best woman. Racing in the Silverfleet, Arnaud L'Huilier SUI is 4th (= 42nd overall). Pierre Bachelin SUI in the Bronze-Fleet is on rank 10 (= 86th overall).
The ranking list and the event website.
 
Top News – Sunday, February 17, 2019
Sunday, February 17, 2019   

49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 - Grand Prix - Vilamoura POR - Day 3

 49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 - Grand Prix - Vilamoura POR - Day 3 Good sailing conditions prevailed also on the third day of the Vilamoura GP with winds of up to 20kn.
In the 49ers, Diego Botin/Iago Lopez ESP reclaimed the first place 2 points ahead of James Peters/Fynn Sterritt GBR. Justus Schmidt/Max Boehme GER are now 3rd.
In the 49ersFX, Anemiek Bekkering/Annette Duetz NED have taken the lead followed by Charlotte Dobson/Saskia Tidey GBR 3 points back.
Nacra 17 leaders remain Quentin Delapierre/Manon Audinet FRA with Ben Saxton/Nicola Boniface GBR 3 points back on 2nd. New on rank 3 are Paul Kohlhoff/Alicia Stuhlemmer GER.
All ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Sunday, February 17, 2019   

Optimist - International Trophy - Palamos ESP - Day 3

 Optimist - International Trophy - Palamos ESP - Day 3 After two days with a good breeze at the Optimist Trophy in Palamos ESP, calms inhibited racing yesterday. The defending 2018 Champion Martin Atilla LAT holds a dominating lead before the last races today. Sebastian Kempe BER is on excellent 4th, Audrey Folley USA is best ranked US-Opti on 75th of the 530 participants.
The ranking list and the daily news.
Sunday, February 17, 2019   

F50-Catamaran - Sail GP, Act 1 - Sydney AUS - Final results

We reported yesterday on the clear victory of 'Team Australia' of Tom Slingsby AUS over 'Team Japan' of Nathan Outteridge AUS winning not only the final crucial matchrace of the inaugural F50 SailGP event on Sydney Harbour, but also four of the five fleetraces. See the 2-minute video summary as well as the official final report.
Act two will be held on San Francisco Bay in May.
Sunday, February 17, 2019   

Diam-24-Trimaran - Sailing Arabia The Tour - Muscat OMN - Final results

 Diam-24-Trimaran - Sailing Arabia The Tour - Muscat OMN - Final results No change on the podium of the Arabian Tour after yesterday's short races in Salalha OMN: last year winner 'Bejaflore' with Valentin Bellet FRA defended the title ahead of 'Cheminées Poujoulat' with Robin Follin FRA and 'Oman Shipping Company' with Chris Draper GBR.
The final rankings, the news and the event facebook page.
Sunday, February 17, 2019   (Image © Paul Todd)

Various One-Design Classes - 2019 NOOD Regatta Act 1 - St. Petersburg FL. USA

 Various One-Design Classes - 2019 NOOD Regatta Act 1 - St. Petersburg FL. USA The intial of six 2019 events of the 31st Edition of the traditional USA NOOD Regattas began last Friday in St. Petersburg FL. with 175 participants in 15 different classes. Up to seven races were completed until yesterday. Racing will continue today Sunday for the last regattas.
Here the interim results, the St. Petersburg event website with photos and videos, the NOOD Series website and the event facebook page
Sunday, February 17, 2019   

Flying Dutchman - World Championship 2019 - Nelson NZL - Day 2

 Flying Dutchman - World Championship 2019 - Nelson NZL - Day 2 The FD World Championship 2019 began yesterday in New Zealand with a first race sailed in an up to 20kn breeze.
Winners of the day were Edward Cox/Peter Bevise AUS. The event website was unfortunately without ranking list this morning UTC, but a report and photos have been posted.
The second race has been started already and information shall be available later today Sunday on the event website.
 
Top News – Saturday, February 16, 2019
Saturday, February 16, 2019   

Optimist - International Trophy - Palamos ESP - Day 2

Yesterday, the qualifications to determine the Gold-, Silver-, Bronze and Emerarld-Fleets were concluded with another 3 races sailed at the Optimist Trophy in Palamos.
A class of his own was again Martin Atilla LAT winning all races of his group. With also 3 race wins, Alex Demurtas ITA moved up on rank 2. Rocco Wright IRL stayed on rank 3. The best girl is now Mayaan Shemesh ISR on the 5th place.
The ranking list and the news.
Saturday, February 16, 2019   

49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 - Grand Prix - Vilamoura POR - Day 2

 49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 - Grand Prix - Vilamoura POR - Day 2 Sun and good winds - not as stormy as on day one - prevailed again on the 2nd day of the Olympic Speed Classes Grand Prix in Vilamoura POR.
In the 49ers, Justus Schmidt/Max Böhme GER won both heats of their group taking the overall lead ahead of Diego Botin/Iago Lopez ESP on 2nd and Peters/Sterritt GBR on 3rd.
In the 49ersFX, Vilma Bobeck/Malin Tengström SWE are on top of the rankings after 3 races. Charlotte Dobson/Saskia Tidey GBR and Annemiek Bekkering/Anette Dütz NED follow on the ranks 2 and 3.
In the Nacra 17, Quentin Delapierre/Manon Audinet FRA were the only team with three top finishes so far and they lead with a 14 point advantage on Ben Saxton/Nicola Boniface GBR.
The ranking lists and the event facebook page.
Saturday, February 16, 2019   

F50-Catamaran - Sail GP, Act 1 - Sydney AUS - Day 2

 F50-Catamaran - Sail GP, Act 1 - Sydney AUS - Day 2 Two races - both won by Team Australia of Tom Slingsby AUS and a Matchrace Final were held this morning UTC on Sydney Harbour and the Australians as clear winners, leading the overall SailGP rankings after the first Act of the Series 3 points ahead of Team Japan of Nathan Outteridge AUS. The rest of the fleet is 9 points and more behind rank 2 with Team Great Britain on 3rd.
The official report and the overall standings.
Saturday, February 16, 2019   

RORC Caribbean 600 - Antigua ANT - Rough trainings

 RORC Caribbean 600 - Antigua ANT - Rough trainings Next Monday, the start will be given to the 600-Mile-Race around various Caribbean Islands with 80 teams on the starting line, among them 10 multihulls. The expected duel between the MOD-70 trimarans 'Argo' of Jason Caroll USA and 'Maserati' of Giovanni Soldini ITA however will fall out, as 'Argo' capsized yesterday during a training session. The news. Already on Wednesday, the 72-Foot-Maxi 'Proteus' was forced to withdraw after breaking the mast. The news.
A number of experienced and well-known sailors will be on the different boats such as the Olympic Champion Jonathan McKee USA, the Volvo Ocean Race winner Mike Sanderson NZL, the America's-Cupper Terry Hutchinson USA ...and many more !
The preview.
 
Top News – Friday, February 15, 2019
Friday, February 15, 2019   

Optimist - International Trophy - Palamos ESP - Day 1

Sun and favorable conditions - initially 10kn, increasing on up to 20kn - prevailed on the first day of the Palamos Optimist Trophy.
Martin Attila LAT won all three races of his group and leads overall 3 points ahead of Roco Wright IRL. On rank 3 follows the reigning World Champion Maria Perello ESP. 530 participants from 29 nations are present.
The results and the daily news.
Friday, February 15, 2019   

49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 - Grand Prix, Act 2 - Vilamoura POR - Day 1

 49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17 - Grand Prix, Act 2 - Vilamoura POR - Day 1 The Olympic high-performance classes began their Grand Prix in Vilamoura POR with two races yesterday in wind speeds exceeding partly 25kn.
In the 49ers, Diego Botin/Iago Lopez ESP and Justus Schmidt/Max Böhme GER share the lead ahead of Prszybytek/Kolodzinski POL on rank 3.
For the women 49ersFX and the Nacra 17, it was apparently too windy and racing was postponed.
The ranking list and the event facebook page with the videos.
Friday, February 15, 2019   

29er - Eurocup 2019 - Act 1 - El Balis ESP - Day 1

 29er - Eurocup 2019 - Act 1 - El Balis ESP - Day 1 The 29ers intiated their international 2019 season in El Balis yesterday with four races. Winning three heats in their group, Aristide Giroud/Noah Chauvin FRA have taken the overall lead ahead of Ville Korhonen/Edvard Bremer FIN on 2nd and Erwan Wilson/Finley Armstrong GBR on 3rd. 79 teams from 14 nations participate.
The ranking list and the daily news (in Spanish).
Friday, February 15, 2019   

OK-Dinghy - World Championship 2019 - Wakatere NZL - Final results, Ferrell and Bland USA 100th/110th

This morning UTC, the OK Dinghy World Championship 2019 was concluded on Auckland Bay with another two races. Inspite of mediocre results, the triple Olympian Dan Slater NZL defended his overall lead ahead of Freddy Lööf SWE on the 2nd place 4 points behind. Bronze went to Josh Armit NZL. The America's Cup veteran and double Olympic Medalist Rod Davies NZL finished 9th. Peter Ferrell USA is 100th, James Bland USA 110th.
The results and the event facebook page.
Friday, February 15, 2019   

F50-Catamaran - SailGP, Act I - Sydney AUS - Day 1

 F50-Catamaran - SailGP, Act I - Sydney AUS - Day 1 The inaugural SailGP event on the former America's Cup catamarans transferred in One-Design Foiling F50 multihulls was held this morning UTC on Sydney Harbour.
Winners of the three races were Team Japan with Nathan Outteridge AUS and twice Team Australia with Tom Slingsby AUS. The Japanese are the interim's leaders after the first day one point ahead of Team Australia who had a bad first race (4th). Three more races will take place tomorrow morning that can be followed live on our website.
The event website.
Friday, February 15, 2019   

Diam-24-Trimaran - Sailing Arabia The Tour - Salalah OMN - Day 12

 Diam-24-Trimaran - Sailing Arabia The Tour - Salalah OMN - Day 12 Today in Salalah, the final leg of the Arabian Tour 2019 is underway. The results have not yet been published. Before the last race, 'Bejaflore' of Valentin Bellet FRA was first 5 points ahead of 'Cheminées Poujoulat' with Robin Follin FRA. Results and reports will be posted by noon on the event facebook page and the event website.
 
Top News – Thursday, February 14, 2019
Thursday, February 14, 2019   (Image © Robert Deaves)

OK-Dinghy - World Championship 2019 - Wakatere NZL - Day 5

 OK-Dinghy - World Championship 2019 - Wakatere NZL - Day 5 After yesterday's lay day, the OK Dinghy World Championship on Auckland Bay continued this morning UTC with some delay. The first two crucial races have already been completed and videos are available on the event facebook page. The news and results will follow soon on the event website.
Thursday, February 14, 2019   (Image © Vincent Curutchet)

Diam 24-Trimaran - Sailing Arabia The Tour - Duqm UAE - Day 11

 Diam 24-Trimaran - Sailing Arabia The Tour - Duqm UAE - Day 11 Short regattas were on the program in Duqm OMN yesterday, the second-last venue of the Arabian Tour. Six races were held in fresh winds around 25kn.
Best of the day was 'Cheminées Poujoulat' of Robin Follin FRA moving up on rank 2 overall only 5 points behind the leading 'Bejaflore' of Valentin Bellet FRA. Today, the fleet will dislocate to Salalah where the crucial races will be sailed on Friday.
The daily news with results.
 
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